Labor unions break ranks with White House on ObamaCare
Tue, 21 May 2013 09:00:00 -0400
Labor unions are breaking with President Obama on ObamaCare.
K Street lobbyists say their near-term priorities are scandal-proof
K Street lobbyists are confident their legislative priorities won’t be thrown off course by executive branch scandals.
Senate Democrats work to woo Cornyn, Hatch on immigration reform
Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee are focused on wooing two conservative Republican senators they consider crucial.
Conservatives declare opposition to Senate immigration bill
Tue, 21 May 2013 04:00:00 -0400
Conservative leaders blast bill as "bloated and unweildy" package similar to ObamaCare or Dodd-Frank.
Senate Judiciary rejects Cornyn effort to strip Napolitano's power
Tue, 21 May 2013 02:34:00 -0400
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted along party lines to maintain Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano’s power to waive the required deportation of immigrants guilty of three misdemeanors.
Two Democratic members of the Gang of Eight, Sens. Chuck Schumer (N.Y.) and Dick Durbin (Ill.) voted against the proposal, while two Republicans, Sens. Lindsey Graham (S.C.) and Jeff Flake (Ariz.), voted for it.
It was sponsored by Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and failed by a vote of 8 to 10.
Carney: Obama out of IRS loop
Tue, 21 May 2013 00:25:00 -0400
Senior White House officials decided not to tell President Obama about it, a spokesman said.
GOP’s Love seeks rematch in Utah
Tue, 21 May 2013 00:04:00 -0400
Utah Republican Mia Love says she’s learned from mistakes that helped sink her campaign last November.
Snowe: President thought opposition to health law would eventually fade away
Tue, 21 May 2013 00:03:00 -0400
Obama assured former Sen. Snowe that GOP opposition to the law would be short-lived.
Rubio breaks with Dems on immigration bill's asylum, student visa provisions
Mon, 20 May 2013 23:46:00 -0400
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), a pivotal member of the Gang of Eight, on Monday broke with Democratic colleagues over proposed changes to asylum and student visa laws in immigration reform.
Rubio’s office cautioned colleagues that Congress should not change federal rules for political asylum and student visas before an investigation of the Boston Marathon bombing is complete.
Rubio was dismayed the Senate Judiciary Committee defeated an amendment sponsored by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) to halt proposed changes until a coordinated review detailing the intelligence and immigration failures was submitted to Congress by the inspectors general of the relevant agencies. It failed by a voice vote.
"There are serious concerns about how shortcomings in our immigration system could have allowed the Boston Marathon terrorist attack to occur,” said Alex Conant, Rubio’s spokesman.
Tensions rise between press, Obama
Mon, 20 May 2013 21:42:00 -0400
Justice's decision to go after a Fox reporter as a criminal co-conspirator is inflaming tensions.